First4Internet's XCP technology was used in the US for a limited number of titles manufactured for release there. This has been referred to as "rootkit" technology and has been the subject of recent media coverage.
The easiest way to work out if a CD or DVD is manufactured in Australia or New Zealand for local release is to look at its back cover. Discs manufactured in Australia for local release will state "Distributed in Australia by SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (AUSTRALIA) PTY LIMITED". These products will also not have a "Copy Control Technology" logo, which is on products that contain any kind of copy protection technology. In New Zealand, CDs will state "Manufactured and Distributed in New Zealand by SBME (NZ) Ltd" or "Made in New Zealand".
If you have a complaint in relation to any CDs not
manufactured in Australia, please visit cp.sonybmg.com/xcp/
or provide feedback
A customer letter issued in the United States in relation to the limited number of products manufactured there with the First4Internet XCP technology can be found at cp.sonybmg.com/xcp/customerletter.html
A list of titles released in the United States containing the XCP technology can be viewed at cp.sonybmg.com/xcp/english/titles.html
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